Philips Brushes Off Claims In Defective Toothbrush Suit

Law360, New York (February 25, 2014, 1:08 PM EST) -- A federal judge in Washington state on Monday trimmed a putative class action alleging Philips Oral Healthcare Inc.'s Sonicare electric toothbrushes suffer from a defect that reduces brushstrokes, dismissing breach of warranty claims but finding that consumers can sue over toothbrush models they didn’t purchase.

U.S. District Judge Marsha J. Pechman granted Philip’s motion to dismiss in part, ruling that the consumers have a right to sue over the defect, but that they cannot claim breach of warranty when they didn't utilize the two-year warranty Philips...
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